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August 9, 2012
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2:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "One Hundred Years of Solitude"  Gabriel Garcia Marquez's multigenerational saga of the Buendia family in the isolated town of Macondo inaugurated the boom in Latin American literature in the 1970s and marked the beginning of magical realism. Writer Sandra Cisneros and scholar of Latin American literature, Ilan Stavans lend their thoughts and voices to the discussion of this epic novel. D

2:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "The God of Small Things"  Fraternal twins Rahel and Estha struggle to reclaim their lives after their childhood is destroyed by tragic circumstances. As past and present merge in this narrative of Indian society and politics, the many layers of the caste system are mirrored in the poetic and inventive language of the author. Featured speakers include Simon Gikandi of Princeton University, author Evelyn Ch'ien. D

3:00 am 
Teaching Channel   See how one teacher creatively manages transitions from one activity or location to another while keeping students engaged and learning. Watch students have fun drawing monsters to learn descriptive writing skills. See how 7th graders develop strong conceptual understanding of the often-challenging topic of integer addition. D

4:00 am 
Mechanical Universe…And Beyond, The  "Electric Field"  Faraday's vision of lines of constant force in space laid the foundation for the modern force field theory. D

4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Firm"  This program looks at the economic factors behind Coke's secret formula change, Studebaker's demise, and The Asbury Park Press. D

5:00 am 
Newsline   NULL

5:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Asf Fue: III"  This episode is the third segment of the four-part review of the series and features highlights from Raquel's trip to Puerto Rico.G

6:00 am 

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford Grows Up/Jetta's Sweater"  CLIFFORD GROWS UP - Clifford's Big Idea: Help Others The Howards do their best to make Clifford comfortable after he's grown too big for their city apartment. So they finally move to Birdwell Island to make Clifford happy. JETTA'S SWEATER - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Honest Jetta inadvertently gives Emily Elizabeth a sweater that was a gift from her grandma. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Citizen Frensky/D.W.'s Backpack Mishap"  After visiting The Elwood City Times, Francine decides to start her own paper-The Frensky Star! The tabloid, complete with embarrassing photos and sensationalized headlines, is a smashing success.until all her friends stop speaking to her. Somebody stole D.W. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha"  Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson will be there too. Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout.G

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Curious George Takes A Job/Curious George Takes Another Job - (Part 1 & 2)"  Curious George Takes a Job - Following his nose, George sniffs his way to Chef Pisghetti's Ristorante where he finds Gnocchi the cat being tormented by her enormous ribbon. While the Chef is cooking up a meal to tempt a restaurant critic, George and Gnocchi experiment with kitchen magic. They learn that when cooking, not everything becomes floppy like spaghetti and some things don't really belong in the pasta pot. D

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Pick Your Friends/ Finola's Farm"  Pick Your Friends - It's Valentine's Day and Nick and Sally disagree hotly on how to decorate the card they're making for the Cat. Does this mean they aren't really best friends? The Cat takes them to meet Sheldon, a tortoise who knows all about friendship. They learn that Sheldon's best friend is completely different from him and that being best friends doesn't mean you always have to agree. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Baby Dino's Big Discovery"  ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can't figure out which toy dinosaur he has. So he super readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy. They'll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinos A to Z, Part 1, The Big Idea/Dinos A to Z, Part 2, Spread The Word"  While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, as Tiny and Buddy help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board, and where they are on the dinosaur A to Z list. The Dinosaur Train continues traveling around the Mesozoic picking up more and more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song, on the way to a picnic at Troodon Town. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Rainbow Show"  Elmo is drawing when he looks up in the sky and sees a rainbow! Wow! Elmo rushes to show everybody, but when Rosita arrives, the rainbow has disappeared. Elmo asks Leela if there is something he can do to bring the rainbow back. Leela offers to draw a picture of a rainbow. D

11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Amazing Lungs"  Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!. D

11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix Up"  Pl-Pl-Plane: Frog and the Bug Band are headed to have some fun on the beach, but not everything goes as Frog had planned. Frog loses the letters "PL" from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. After some crazy jungle adventures (including a run-in with a giant Frog-kissing plant), Frog realizes that fun doesn't always have to be planned! Mail Mix Up: Duck offers to help Kangaroo deliver letters to his WordFriends, but he forgets Kangaroo's instructions and delivers the wrong letters to everyone. D

12:00 pm 
Caillou  "I Love to Pretend!"  Mom and Rosie go to the store; Caillou stays at home with his Daddy, and has a lot of fun imitating him and helping him with the chores. When Sarah shows Caillou and Leo her new remote controlled robot, the boys get a great idea to be robots too! They have fun taking turns 'controlling' each other with their own remote control. Leo comes over to play at Caillou's house. D

12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Music Box: Switzerland"  The kids are having a yard sale, getting rid of old toys, books and clothes. Kioko shows up holding a prized possession-a music box from Switzerland. By accident, Ben includes the music box in a cardboard box of yard sale items-and the music box is sold! Kioko is sad and Ben wants to make things right, so he and Barney travel to Switzerland in search of a replacement gift. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Pick Your Friends/ Finola's Farm"  Pick Your Friends - It's Valentine's Day and Nick and Sally disagree hotly on how to decorate the card they're making for the Cat. Does this mean they aren't really best friends? The Cat takes them to meet Sheldon, a tortoise who knows all about friendship. They learn that Sheldon's best friend is completely different from him and that being best friends doesn't mean you always have to agree. D

1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Out and About"  The engines were preparing for the Sodor Kite Gala. Thomas is very excited because he loves kites. Sir Topham Hatt's grandchildren are up on Gordon's Hill with their multi-colored kite. D

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George Takes A Job/Curious George Takes Another Job - (Part 1 & 2)"  Curious George Takes a Job - Following his nose, George sniffs his way to Chef Pisghetti's Ristorante where he finds Gnocchi the cat being tormented by her enormous ribbon. While the Chef is cooking up a meal to tempt a restaurant critic, George and Gnocchi experiment with kitchen magic. They learn that when cooking, not everything becomes floppy like spaghetti and some things don't really belong in the pasta pot. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha"  Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson will be there too. Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout.G

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Incredible Return-A-Ball"  Marcus sees a commercial for Francine's latest invention, The Return-a-ball, a ball that is supposed to come right back to you when you throw it. He can't resist buying it, but quickly discovers that it doesn't work. The rest of The Electric Company pitches in to help Marcus prove that Francine faked her commercial so he can get his pride and his money back. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "The Two-Brains Boogie/Field Day Fun with Robo-Tobey"  The Two Brains Boogie - Dr. Two Brains is at it again-this time he's threatening to turn all the town's buildings into cheese. When he traps WordGirl outside the city limits she has to figure out how to stop his cheesy plan and get to the Boogie Oogie Oogie dance contest on time! Vocabulary Words: Shimmy, Indestructible. Field Day Fund with Robo-Tobey - Becky's really excited about the big field day competition at school. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kickin' It with the Roos"  When Chris and Martin meet up with a mob of Red kangaroos, they get their car keys stolen by a joey and have to figure out how to get them back from the tricky little guy. As they jump into the life of the roos to search for the missing keys, the brothers realize that animals live in different kinds of social groups and they have important behaviors that keep the group together and safe. But everybody wonders just how safe this search has become, when Chris and Martin get tangled up in a kickboxing match with the dominant male and caught in the middle of a dingo attack. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Chaos As Usual"  Introducing Memoryville, home to a vast storehouse of Cyberspace data, where The Slugball Open, a Cyberspace version of baseball, is in progress. In their attempt to win for a day the Key to the City, Team Motherboard has made it to the finals . along with, you guessed it, Hacker! Unbeknownst to most (except, of course, to Hacker), this Key opens all doors to the city-including the door to the data storehouse! With surefire plans to win, Hacker can hardly wait to delete the data and create untold chaos. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Eureka' Is Not A Brand of Dog Food"  Ruff's owner is running him ragged making him fetch, so he sends Emmie and Shreya to build him a vehicle he can ride on so he doesn't have to run. He then sends Jay and Marco to invent another device that will make his life easier. D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   The high-end consumer is back but the middle guy continues to struggle. NBR New York Correspondent Ruben Ramirez takes a look at what's ahead for the retail sector in the second half of the year. Stocks trade flat on little volume. D

5:56 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Doc Martin  "Old Dogs"  Things are looking up for a relationship between pretty school teacher Louisa Glasson and Martin, when he makes a terrible faux pas. Meanwhile, Martin realizes why Muriel's condition is deteriorating.G

8:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Wooden Boats, Wondrous Lakes"  We follow the wake of classic boats, with their graceful lines, across Idaho's big lakes, and we meet the people who have made the restoration of wooden boats their passion. The hour-long program visits wooden boat shows in McCall, Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint, and explores the character of these wooden works of art.G

9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Market for Murder"  The head of a local book club is robbed and battered to death with her walking stick. Investigation reveals the club is a front for a lucrative investment portfolio and many believe that money and riches are the motive behind the attack. Part 1 of 2G

10:00 pm 
POV  "POV Short Cuts"  This show of six short films begins with the Academy-Award-nominated "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement." Others are "Sin Pais (Without Country)," winner of a student Academy Award, and "Story Corps" that brings intimate conversations to life. Also presented are "Eyes on the Stars" and "Facundo the Great."G

11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

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